St Thomas' C of E Primary School

"Jesus at the heart of a learning community.”

We are the only Church of England School on the Island.

Whilst the school has moved, our links with St Thomas' Church remain, and we enjoy services and assemblies there several times over the year.

At school, the children are encouraged to share prayers and be reflective in their daily life around school. We invite Christian visitors in to lead assemblies and work with us on Religious Education. Our regular visitors include local clergy, volunteers with 'Open the Book' and members of the Scripture Union Ministry Team.

The Christian ethos of the school is apparent in everything we do and we try to encourage the children to live by Christian values and display them in their day to day interactions around school and the campus.

A Good Church School will offer the pupils the opportunity...

o reflect on the importance of a system of personal belief.
o recognise the place a Christian faith has in the lives of people.
o develop a sense of wonder, awe, curiosity and mystery.
o understand the difference between right and wrong and the consequences of their actions for themselves and others.
o be creative, questioning and imaginative within a broad Christian framework that recognises the importance of experience, personal values and respect for the beliefs of others.
o recognise, respect and celebrate cultural diversity.